Albert Fish

Gray Man, Werewolf of Wysteria, The Boogey Man

  Active for 9 years
(1924-1932) in United States

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

9

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 14 Books About Albert Fish
  14. 7 External References
  15. Internal References

Albert Fish (born Hamilton Howard Fish) an American serial killer and child rapist who was convicted and executed for the kidnapping, rape murder and cannibalization of three children in New York, suspected of the deaths of six more children and teenagers. Likely insane (though his insanity plea was denied to make possible his execution), Fish boasted that he "had children in every state" and at one point claimed 100 victims. Fish would drink the blood of his victims. Detective William King believed Fish was a suspect in the Brooklyn vampire case but Fish denied any involvement.

Albert Fish Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Albert Fish (aka) Gray Man, Werewolf of Wysteria, The Boogey Man, was active for 9 years between 1924-1932, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 9 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Albert Fish was born (Hamilton Howard Fish) on March 19th 1870 in Washington, DC. He was born 1st of 4 children and raised by his mother, later an orphanage. Fish was raised as a oldest child and had there brother or sisters. His father, Randall Fish, (boat captain, fertilizer manufacturer) died in 1870 of heart attack. His mother, Ellen Fish (Hotel), worked a government job. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Albert Fish was physically abused at some point of his life.

Fish a bisexual male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. Fish completed 7 years of school, no degree received. Fish married, divorced, remarried, divorced in one week. He had six children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1924 (Age 53/54) Albert Fish started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of vampirism, commit acts of cannibalism, torture, stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He would keep parts of the victims body after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone, where Fish was known to work as a serial killer, male prostitution.

He was arrested on December 13th 1934 (Age 64), convicted on March 21st 1935 (Age 65), sentenced to death by electrocution at Sing Sing Correctional Facility Ossining, New York, United States. Fish was convicted on charges of murder, kidnapping and other possible charges during his lifetime. Albert Fish was executed on January 16th 1936 (Age 65).

Albert Fish died on January 16th 1936 (Age 65), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by electrocution via electric chair at Sing Sing Correctional Facility Ossining, New York, United States.

Profile Completeness: 98%
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Albert Fish has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Albert Fish a known:

Albert Fish
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Albert Fish
Nickname: Gray Man, Werewolf of Wysteria, The Boogey Man
Victims: 3 - 9
Years Active: 1924 - 1932
Ages Active: 53/54 - 61/62
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder, kidnapping
Life Span: 1870 - 1936
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: married, divorced, remarried, divorced in one week
Children: six children
Living With: himself, alone
Occupation: serial killer, male prostitution
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 19, 1870
Birth Name: Hamilton Howard Fish
Family Name: Fish
Given Name: Albert
Birth Location: Washington, DC
Birth Order: 1st of 4
Siblings: there brother or sisters
Raised By: his mother, later an orphanage
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Ellen Fish (Hotel), worked a government job
Father: Randall Fish, (boat captain, fertilizer manufacturer) died in 1870 of heart attack

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 7 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Dec 13, 1934 (Age 64)
Convicted: Mar 21, 1935 (Age 65)
Sentence: death by electrocution
Prison Location: Sing Sing Correctional Facility Ossining, New York, United States
Executed: Jan 16, 1936 (Age 65)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Jan 16, 1936 (Age 65)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by electrocution via electric chair
Death Location: Sing Sing Correctional Facility Ossining, New York, United States
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Albert Fish

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Albert Fish. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Mar 19 1870Albert Fish was born in Washington, DC.  #18700319
Mar 19 1890
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Mar 19 1900
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Mar 19 1910
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Mar 19 1920
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
1924
(Age 53/54)
Albert Fish started his serial killing spree. #1924
Mar 19 1930
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
1932
(Age 61/62)
Albert Fish ended his serial killing spree. #1932
Dec 13 1934
(Age 64)
Albert Fish arrested. #19341213
Mar 21 1935
(Age 65)
Albert Fish was convictedand sentenced to death by electrocution at Sing Sing Correctional Facility Ossining, New York, United States.  #19350321
Jan 16 1936
(Age 65)
Albert Fishwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by electrocution via electric chairat Sing Sing Correctional Facility Ossining, New York, United States. #19360116
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
problems in school TRUE 221
teased in school TRUE 218
physically abused TRUE 231
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
psychologist TRUE 258
forensic hospital TRUE 257
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
used weapon TRUE 452
rape TRUE 452
torture TRUE 425
stalk TRUE 417
bound TRUE 405
mutilated TRUE 446
ate part of body TRUE 450
drank blood TRUE 441
totem body part TRUE 364
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 319
kill at victims home FALSE 322
used gun FALSE 450
blindfold FALSE 362
strangle FALSE 442
sex with body FALSE 429
posed body FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


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Albert Fish

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1402733836 Weird New York 1
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Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish (May 19, 1870 – January 16, 1936) was an American serial killer. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac, and The Boogey Man. A child rapist and cannibal, he boasted that he "had children in every state", and at one time stated the number was about 100.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Albert Fish on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Albert Hamilton FISH on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  3. Gaylon Johnson, Amanda Jenks, Albert Hamilton Fish on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  4. Q507748 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. Albert Fish on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  6. Albert Fish on www.serialkillers.cz, Retrieved on Apr 1, 2019.
  7. Albert Fish on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

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  3. #35 of 43[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #36 of 38[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  5. #40 of 40[ Page 3 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #52 of 53[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #83 of 89[ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #171 of 651[ Page 12 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #179 of 651[ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #290 of 307[ Page 20 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  11. #299 of 327[ Page 20 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  12. #605 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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